Lindsay Lohan's mother has long denied that her daughter has any kind of problem, usually taking the tack that the young actress is the victim of scam artists, leeches looking for a quick buck and media that's out for blood. Now she's finally admitting that Lindsay is a mess — but rather than take any responsibility for her kid's lifestyle, she's placing the blame squarely on her dastardly ex.
"Lindsay saw her dad abuse me — that's why she's so screwed up," Dina told the paper.
"Michael was addicted to cocaine, like most stockbrokers back then. He had a lot of bad stuff going on," she said.
"Michael beat the hell out of me," Dina claims, and showed proof that she was the victim of some kind of violence, including hospital records and a photograph showing her holding an infant Lindsay while sporting a huge bruise under her eye.
"When Lindsay saw the photo, she was furious," said Dina. "She said, 'Tell the world! Talk about it!'"
"She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems."
Dina claims that one night after a nice dinner out, Michael beat her in the car. "When we left he was drunk-driving and suddenly he started screaming, 'Get the f**k out of the car!'" she recalled.
But Michael Lohan begs to differ. "I came in at 2 o'clock in the morning after being out with some friends. I walked in and she hit me with an ice tray. With the back of my hand I slapped her in the face. Yes, it did happen in 1986. Were there any charges? No, not at all. I had a big black and blue on my neck from her," he told the paper.
Dina also claims Michael raped her in 1990 while they were separated, but Michael says that's also a lie. "How can you rape a person when they're on top of you?" he said.
"I went over to her parents' house and made love to her. When I left and she called me, she found out I was with [the girlfriend] and called police. Then she called me the next day, crying. I said, 'Let's work this out.' And I got back with Dina. There were no charges."
Dina Lohan spends her nights partying with her daughter. Michael, who himself has spent time in prison, says Mommy Dearest is the real reason for Lindsay's troubles.
"She's bringing this up now because she's drinking and partying with Lindsay. And she keeps robbing Lindsay," he said. "She is the devil."
Lindsay caught a lucky break this morning when prosecutors in New York delayed court proceedings in her November assault case.
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